Today’s rendering, done with colored pencil and gouache on vellum paper, is the fifth and final art media variation on my gold and diamond brooch design (please see Days 120 through 123 for the previous variations:
As a rendering, this is perhaps the most successful of the five, since I feel like I got closest here to realistically rendering the shadows and highlights (lesson learned – less is more!) More practice with all the media, especially the ink and gouache, is necessary and I’ll certainly be putting in the time! For those of you starting out rendering jewelry, my advice is to start with colored pencil and gouache on vellum, then move on to charcoal/gouache on art paper, watercolor and gouache, and finally, ink and gouache.
I welcome your feedback on this series of renderings. I’d love to hear which version you thought brought the brooch best to life, and why.